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Discussion about the stress distribution in a high average power laser
Author(s): Shouhuan Zhou
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Paper Abstract

The main difficulty for these lasers is the thermal effects which induced by thermal stress. The stress distribution takes a very important part in a high average power laser. The optical distortions which include thermal focusing, stress induced biaxial focusing, stress induced birefringence can be known easily if the stress distribution is already known clearly. In order to know the stress distribution, the temperature distribution is discussed at first because the nonuniform temperature distribution is the main reason which induces the thermal stress. Our discussion mainly aimed at the the stress distribution in the high average power lasers, especially in annular geometry lasers.

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Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1230, International Conference on Optoelectronic Science and Engineering '90, 12303M (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2294767
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Shouhuan Zhou, North China Research Institute of Electro-Optics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1230:
International Conference on Optoelectronic Science and Engineering '90
DaHeng Wang, Editor(s)

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